July 8-12, 2006
Vienna | Austria



Social Program


Please check also the >> Print version of the 2nd announcement (pdf, 1 MB) for all details of a large variety of social events and optional tours during the Forum!

Registration for the free events (FENS NIGHT and the STUDENTS NIGHT) is possible during the online registration process, you find an option at the registration form.

Registration for the FENS CULTURE events with limited participation at cost is possible via the >>web-site of our accommodation agency


The big event for all participants with entertainment and fun.
Free transportation to the venue and a free welcome d
rink provided

Sunday, July 9 th 2006 from 19:30 to 23:00
Location: „KRIEAU“ Trotting Race Course.

We have rented the spectacular Vienna Trotting Race Course „KRIEAU“ , founded in the late 19th Century, for an unforgettable get-together. Stands were constructed in the years 1911–1913 by Hoppe, Kamera, and Schönthal, three students of Otto Wagner. The Krieau is located in the midst of the recreation area "PRATER”. You may look forward to
Free welcome drink
* President’s race, our fastest presidents in sulky acing
* Concert (one hour) by the Vienna Brass Ensemble, with pieces from Henry Purcell, Georg Friedrich Händel, ..Johann Strauss, Scott Joplin, and others.
* Numerous cash bars providing drinks and food (Viennese dishes) at cost
* Outdoors (and indoors in case of poor weather) for 6,000 people
No fees will be charged for admission to this event.



Monday, July 10, 2006
City Hall Vienna from 19:30 to 23:30

By invitation of the Mayor of the City of Vienna, Dr. Michael Häupl
Location: Vienna City Hall, Arkadenhof, 1010 Vienna, Austria
* Free drinks
* Free food
* Disco music
Students only. Registration required.
Since admission is limited to 1.000 persons it is strongly suggested to register as early as possible (starting as soon as the registration for the FENS Forum opens on December 1st) . Tickets for admission are handed out on a first come first serve basis.

take Underground U2 (stop "Rathaus")




Monday, July 10th, 2006
Heurigen Werner Weiser at 19:30

European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS)  invites members and nonmembers to
a special social dinner and get together at the Heuriger  Werner Weiser on the
evening of July 10th,  at 19:30.    Heuriger Werner Weiser is located at
Probusgasse 12, Hellingenstadt, A-1190 Wien. Total cost for full buffet and
drinks is 40 euros.  To reserve your seat and further information:
www.ebbs-science.org or contact Melly Oitzl  (m.oitzl@chem.leidenuniv.nl).



FENS and IBRO cordially invite students and faculty of previous FENS and IBRO Schools and IBRO VLTP Courses to a get-together at the occasion of the FENS Forum Meeting in Vienna, Austria.
As an Alumni, please send an email message to Mrs. Stephanie Wubben at >> ibro4@wanadoo.fr and collect your ticket for free admission at the general registration desk of the FENS Forum located at the convention center.
Time: Tuesday, July 11th 2006, 19:30 – 23:30
Location: Volksgarten Café, Burgring, 1010 Vienna (adjoining “Heldenplatz”; take the subway U1 to Stephansplatz and a 5 minute walk: Graben – Kohlmarkt – Michaelerplatz – into Hofburg - Heldenplatz)



Saturday, July 8 th 2006 from 19:30 to 22:30
Free admission

Location: Narrenturm, the Old General Hospital (AAKH), Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Vienna , Austria

The “NARRENTURM” was built in 1784 by Isidore Canevale under the emperor Josef II, son of Maria-Theresia. The building, called “GUGELHUPF” by the Viennese people after a popular cake, served as a place for the mentally diseased until 1866. It now houses the largest collection worldwide of pathological-anatomical preparations. The Concert & Vernissage will provide the opportunity to visit this remarkable architectural landmark and to enjoy a concert and a light installation especially set up for FENS.

Concert, Otto Lechner (Accordeon), Pamelia Kurstin (Theremin)

“I was born in 1964, the year of the wood dragon, in Melk an der Donau, a small town in Lower Austria . My father was no singer and my mother no violin player, which allowed me enough space for my own musical development. My first teacher was Jauerling - pronounced Yau-er-ling - (976 m). This mountain carries a transmitting station for all Austrian radio programs, and at the age of four I started to copy some folk songs that I heard on the radio with my little squeezebox. Soon I turned the dial to pop, jazz and classical music and also discovered the space between the stations”.
Otto Lechner

Pamelia Kurstin
Electronics Pioneer Bob Moog has stated Pamelia to be on of the most important innovators of the theremin living today. She has recorded alongside or shared the stage with notable and different artists such as David Byrne, John Zorn, Sebastien Tellier, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, and has also appeared in the documentary Moog (2004). Currently she is working on her solo album for the Tzadik label. She has given workshops and lectures at Berklee College of Music, the Metropolitan Museum , as well as private instruction throughout Europe and the U.S. . Last August 2005, Pamelia lead together with Lydia Kavina a masterclass at the Moog Theremin Fest in Asheville , North Carolina . In her solo performances (called Theremin-Orchestra) she creates multiple-layered sound structures using live loops, which are reminiscent of minimal music and are singular for this instrument in its tension between lyrically dissonant voice-leading and powerful orchestral and harmonic depth. After years of intensive performance, she has an extraordinarily diverse repertoire of playing styles with the theremin. Besides her solo performances Pamelia Kurstin also improvises with a variety jazz and electronic music artists, and tours with the Jazz-Punk Band Barbez (US) in US and Europe . The theremin is one of the first electronic musical instruments invented around 1919 by Russian physicist, Leon Theremin.It is the only instrument that is played without physical contact.The sound can be similar to a voice or string instrument, and is most commonly recognized by its use as a sound effect in the old sci-fi horror movies of the 1950s.

20.30-22.30: Vernissage
Curator: Brigitte Huck
Light Installation by Peter Kogler

Peter Kogler, one of Austria's most renowned artists, presents a spectacular space-filling installation in the inner courtyard of ‚Narrenturm', the former psychiatric ward of Vienna's General Hospital, built by Isidore Canevale in the neoclassical style of the French Revolution (1784). With computer controlled spotlights the pictorial motive of the brain is projected onto the surrounding walls, thus creating architectural interfaces that dissolve the tectonic and, beyond that, the historical structures of the building.
The artist, born 1959 in Innsbruck, Austria, lives and works in Vienna. Numerous solo and group shows, e.g. Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck (2004), Kunsthaus Bregenz (2000), documenta X, Kassel (1997), Secession, Wien (1995), 46.Biennale di Venezia, Österreichischer Pavillon (1995), documenta IX, Kassel (1992).

Website: http://www.narrenturm.info/

Tuesday, July 11, 2006
These events are under the special guidance of the Local Organising Committee:

Alexandru Gavrilovici (violin) and Taeko Szedlak-Oshima (piano).
Location : Gesellschaft für Musiktheater, Türkenstrasse 19, A-1090 Vienna
Beginning : 19.30
Admission : 22 Euro (includes snacks and drinks during intermission).
Please make sure to be in time, since latecomers can not be admitted once the concert has started.
Maximum number of participant s: 66

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Twelve variations on „La Bergère Célimène“, G-Dur, KV 359
Franz Schubert : Sonate A-Dur, D 573
Johannes Brahms: Sonate A-Dur, Op. 100

In 2006, Austria celebrates the 250 th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. FENS won’t want to ignore this cultural highlight and enables a concert in an intimate but highly professional setting.

Gregor Mendel-Museum
(Abbey of St. Thomas)
Location: Brno, Czech Republic – requires passport and possibly visa
Time: 12:00 – 19:00

Excursion starts from the Austria Center Vienna/main entrance.

additional cultural events specific for Vienna will be offered. Check back occasionally for more details.



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